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(A) Village staff may revoke or suspend any license issued under the provisions of this chapter; provided, the Commissioner determines that the licensee violated any provisions of this chapter, the Dram Shop Act of the state, any other valid ordinance of the village or any applicable regulation established by village staff, consistent with the law. However, village staff shall issue a three-day notice to the licensee before acting to suspend or revoke the license. This gives the licensee an opportunity to appear and defend himself, herself or themselves.
(B) If village staff has reason to believe that continued operation of a premises serving or selling alcoholic liquor immediately threatens the welfare of the community, village staff may issue a written order stating the reason for the action, and without notice or hearing, order the licensee's premises closed for not more than seven days. The licensee has an opportunity to be heard during that period. Exception: This will not affect a licensee also engaged in operating another business or businesses on the same premises. The order shall not be applicable to the other business. Village staff shall, within five days after the hearing, if determined that the license should be revoked or suspended, state the reason or reasons for the action in a written order to revoke or suspend and shall serve a copy of the order within the five days upon the licensee. The licensee may appeal the decision to village staff's order in accordance with state statutes.
(C) The following conditions are examples of situations which can result in suspension or revocation of a liquor license. This list is representative and in no way provides a comprehensive listing.
(1) Gambling. It is unlawful to keep, place, maintain or operate any gambling device or instrument in and upon premises used to serve, consume, sell or give away alcoholic liquor except in accordance with Chapter 112 of the Village Code. However, this section does not apply to bingos, lotteries or other gambling-like events; or devices licensed by the village and/or the state.
(2) Disorderly house. No person licensed under this chapter shall allow any disorderly or riotous conduct, such as drunkenness, quarreling or fighting, excessive noise or gambling in any house or premises kept or used for the sale of alcoholic liquor.
(3) Sanitary conditions. It is unlawful for a person licensed under this chapter to maintain the premises in an unsanitary condition. The keeper of the premises shall maintain both the interior and exterior in a wholesome and sanitary condition. This includes keeping all toilets clean and free of odors, toilet fixtures operational and providing toilet supplies. Outside sidewalks, streets, alleys, gutters and drains next to the premises shall be free from all rubbish or other like matter, materials or waste.
(Am. Ord. 2012-07-02C, passed 7-7-2012)